If you have been stamping for any amount of time you remember the tedious process of using many different stamps and masks to create scenes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun, but one mistake at the end could ruin an hour work. Now that we have digital stamps we can build scenes in minutes and save them for future use. Here are a few examples using the Funky Forest digital stamp set from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff:
For this excercise you want to use the PNG files that come with the set (you get both PNG and JPG files in all the LSS sets) and you will need a graphic software that allows you to work in layers. I am using PAint Shop Pro but Photoshop and many other brands of software will work too.
In this example I opened a new document and copied and pasted the moose in it. I opened the Primitive Bird stamp and used the “Magnetic Lasso” tool to draw a circle around the bird and copied that portion only and pasted it as a new layer in the new document with the moose. I resized the bird using the pick tool and moved him up to the moose’s antlers. I opened the thought bubble and copied and pasted into the document above the moose. Now if you want to resize the whole scene you will need to flatten it, You can save this as a new png file simply by hitting the save as button and naming it something like” moosemontage.png”
Now let’s move on to something a bit trickier. Here we make a scene with overlapping images (I used this weeks sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you as my inspiration):
Follow along with the step by step photos and you can make this in minutes using the “pick” and “eraser” tools.
Here a the close ups of the other cards:
don’t forget to grab this weeks freebie: It is a sheet of funky colored woodgrain paper, the same woodgrain paper I used in my cards this week!
The Funky Forest digital stamp kit had 14 images in both png and jpg format for only $5 in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop! Take a look:
Now that you have made it though my long post let’s see what the fabulous Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff Design team has been up to this week:
Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget that the Babies and Bows Collection is 50% off until the end of the month and be sure to check out the Halloween and Creepy Crow sets in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop today! Till next time happy crafting!
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